Red Deer Homeless Count and Survey 2018

On April 11, 2018, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. The 2018 PiT count was also part of the 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness of Alberta’s third provincially coordinated Point in Time Homeless Count. Red Deer and the rest of the six Alberta cities were part of 60 communities participating in the second national coordinated PiT Count. Everyone Counts: (2018 Coordinated PiT Count) which is partly sponsored through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) from the Government of Canada. Learnings from Alberta’s 2014 and 2016 Counts and the national Count led by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and Canadian Observatory on Homelessness in 2016 have contributed to the momentum toward a harmonized and sound approach to a national Count. By aligning methods across Alberta’s cities, the count examined trends using similar definitions. Ultimately, this helps us inform solutions to support the goal of ending homelessness in our communities.

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada